I have created a A-Z filing system which so far consist of two, 2 drawers filing cabinets (filling up fast). Now I start to have problem in remembering under what alphabetic name I archived particular refenrences. I understand that I would need an extra index list which describes tha content of my filing cabinets, to help me quickly to locate refecense matarial when needed.
I work as a scientist in industrial recearch, and from my student days I created (and still maintain) an archive of scientific papers, and have a home made microsoft access database. Each time a paper is added, i record Author, title, journal and some key word i the database and put the particular paper in a numbered filebox. This particular archive now consist of 40 fileboxes, to find a particlar paper I must search the database and browse through the content of one file box.
My A to Z archive have no such database and I understand that I will have problem in locating stuff when the archive grow large.
Any advise from others on this forthcoming problem?